WASHINGTON, August 12, 2011 — Beer is a social beverage. Drinking a beer can be quite pleasurable, but enjoying it in a convivial atmosphere with like-minded friends and strangers alike can create fun times and great memories.
To that end, on the 12th and 27th of every month, After Hours publishes a semi-monthly calendar of notable beer events covering the Mid-Atlantic region from New Jersey through Virginia.
Do you know of a special beer event that should be listed here? Be sure to drop a note to the columnist, Bryan Kolesar, and provide all of the important details.
DC Beer Week
Washington, DC: From August 14 through August 20, over 60 establishments with nearly 150 events scheduled for DC Beer Week. Event admission prices range from free to PAYG (pay as you go) to $79 per person.
Beer and Food events
Frederick, Md.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, Flying Dog Beer Dinner at Monocacy Crossing, 301-846-4204, $55
National Harbor, Md.: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. & 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival at Waterfront at National Harbor, $35-$100
Philadelphia, Pa.: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, Brett Beer Brunch at Resurrection Ale House, 215-735-2202, PAYG
Washington, DC: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, New Belgium Brewery DC Launch Beer Dinner & Draft Night at Birch & Barley, 202-567-2576, $75
Philadelphia, Pa.: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 23, Can of Wheat Dinner at Percy Street Barbecue, 215-625-8510, $50
Chevy Chase, Md.: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner at Clyde’s, 301-951-9600, $40
Lahaska, Pa.: 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, Victory Beer Dinner at Earl’s at Peddler’s Village, 215-794-4020, $55
Special Tappings and Festivals
Baltimore, Md.: all day Friday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 21, 1st Annual Hop Fest at Max’s, 888-675-6297, PAYG
Philadelphia, Pa.: 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 4th Anniversary Celebration at Dock Street Brewery, 215-726-2337, PAYG
Adamstown, Pa.: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. & 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Micro Fest at Stoudt’s Brewery, 717-484-4386, $35
Maple Shade, NJ: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Iron Fish Release Party at Iron Hill Brewery, 856-273-0300, PAYG
Hulmeville, Pa.: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, Yards Tap Takeover at The Hulmeville Inn, 215-750-6893, PAYG
Columbia, Md.: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, Festivus Humulus Lupulus at Frisco Tap House, 410-312-4907, PAYG
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